Ok I posted the cleaning and rusting process using Vinegar...Here is the next two steps...Dying and Waxing. The dying process will be with Black Walnuts. The Waxing process is using a homemade double boiler.
Here are the traps cleaned and rusted for dying
Black Walunts gathered last fall....
Black walnuts and water in the dye pot
Traps being added to dye pot
Double boiler made from a pop corn tin and a pot with traps being added
Waxed traps being taken out...
Fuzzy picture of a wsxed trap
Waxed traps drying...
Not sure why the pictures do not show them as black...but they are...lol Hope this helps thoses who want to do it with out any hazardous chemicals.
This post goes hand in hand with the cleaning post http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1459836.html#Post1459836